Nazi Concentration Camps

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The Concentration Camps run by Nazi’s during World War II were horrific and unimaginable. The people of this world will forever know the conditions, treatments, mass murder, experimentation, and many other factors helping make the concentration camps leave a mark on history that will be forever known by the people of this world. While there are many things that could be covered on this topic, there are three that need to be stressed and understood. These topics are the different types of camps, treatment at those camps, and finally describing what happened in the most horrific camp, Auschwitz. What follows will help you understand how these camps functioned, and what happened inside those barbed wire fences. Many people …show more content…
Getting this opportunity to work could save your life, but also end it. The working conditions were harsh; most workers worked themselves to their death. The Jews could also be deemed unproductive, and executed for their lack of relevance to the factories. They used these Jews to their advantage since there was a lack in laborers at that time. In Auschwitz, the factory conditions were so terrible that the workers were worked to their death (Jewish Virtual Library). The next camps that the Nazi’s controlled were death camps. The mass shootings were killing, but not as quiet and effective as the Nazi’s would have liked. They were out in the open and took too much effort to complete and take care of the bodies. The Nazi’s wanted to be quiet about their killings, so the German citizens would think they were humanely treating them. After the camps were established, the killing became easier for the Nazi’s. The first of the gassing started with trucks. They would load as many as Jews they could into the back of the trucks, move the exhaust pipe to where it released its fumes in the back of the truck. The Nazi’s would continue driving around until all of the Jews were dead from poisoning. This took a lot of time out of the Nazi’s kill schedule and was quickly named …show more content…
The first paragraph covered the three different types of camps; this camp had every one of those incorporated into one nightmare camp. This camp is responsible for many deaths and even more haunting dreams for the survivors. There were three different parts of the Auschwitz camp. There was Auschwitz Concentration Camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and finally Auschwitz-Monowitz. All of these camps were equally as terrible, all having terrible, unimaginable things happening inside their gates. Auschwitz-Birkenau was the extermination or death camp. Auschwitz-Birkenau was where all the experiments on the Jews were conducted as well. This experimentation facility was the worst of all of the experimentation facilities, with many deaths happening inside those enclosed torture walls. The industrial site, where all the laborers went, was Auschwitz-Monowitz. Auschwitz concentration camp was usually where all the workers stayed and suffered the terrible conditions (Ebsco). At Auschwitz they killed so many people they needed a larger amount of ovens. They had five ovens, which burned fourteen hundred bodies a day. They were even planning on putting in more because those weren’t doing the job well enough for them, but they were invaded by Soviets before they could complete that (Ebsco). When the camps were infiltrated by the Soviets, 7,000 sick and dying Jews were found abandoned. This isn’t accounting the amount they took on death marches to

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